Xata and ALK Technologies Launch CoPilot Truck 8 Professional

Navigation platform provides fleets with real-time information on vehicle and driver performance

Orlando—March 5, 2012—Fleet optimization software provider Xata Corp. and ALK Technologies Inc., a global provider of geo-logistics and navigation software, launched  CoPilot Truck 8 Professional integrated with XataNet which provides users with advanced functionality, updated PC*MILER 25 routing, and availability on a wider range of hardware platforms.

A fully on-board navigation solution, CoPilot Truck 8 Professional calculates optimal, truck-specific routes onboard without using mobile communications or off-board computations to provide reliable, rapid access to offline highway and street-level digital maps. Voice-guided, truck-specific, turn-by-turn directions are automatically generated with optimal new routes instantly calculated if a driver misses a turn or deviates from the planned route.

“As a leader in fleet optimization, we help our customers save time, fuel and money as well as comply with changing regulations, and CoPilot Truck 8 Professional plays a major role by providing optimal routes with the safety of voice guidance,” said Christian Schenk, Vice President, Product Marketing, Xata Corp. “The added functionality continues the success of Xata’s strategy to partner with other leading industry software and hardware companies to provide the power and convenience of best-in-class solutions to today’s fleets.”

Xata delivers real-time critical information on vehicle and driver performance, making it easy for fleet managers, dispatchers and drivers to collect, sort, view and analyze data to help reduce costs, increase safety and compliance, and improve customer satisfaction. Xata’s products seamlessly combine enterprise software, on-board computing, real-time communications and global positioning to provide an enterprise-wide logistics management solution.

“CoPilot Truck 8 Professional brings Xata customers cutting-edge, voice-guided navigation combined with the power of XataNet’s fleet management and compliance tools,” said Michael Kornhauser, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Solutions, ALK Technologies. “This powerful combination maximizes operational efficiencies and enables transportation companies of all sizes to achieve fleet-wide safety and compliance objectives. ALK is pleased to be able to deliver value to the industry through its strong partnership with Xata.”

Additional features include lane assist, which provides real sign post information combined with lane indicator arrows provide clear guidance on which lane to take;  CoPilot ClearTurn which provides a clear, realistic view on the approach to complex intersections and highway exits; and updated PC*MILER 25 Routing which includes more than 3.5 million commercial truck restrictions and allowances, including bridge heights and clearances, load limits, weight limits and allowances, one-way road designations, left-hand and dangerous turn restrictions as well as truck-restricted, and truck-designated roads. It also includes millions of points of interest including truck services, truck stops, rest areas and weigh stations.

In addition to enhanced functionality, CoPilot Truck 8 Professional is now available for use on Micronet’s CE-504 and CE-507 in-cab touchscreen devices.